Eat and Be Merry, Unless Your Food is Toxic - Policy Issues on Food Safety

Eat and Be Merry, Unless Your Food is Toxic - Policy Issues on Food Safety

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by Lorna C. Malicsi
2005 | Policy Brief Series Vol. 2005 No. 12 | 2 pages
  • Print 1656-8818
  • e-ISSN 2599-3917
English

Thousands get poisoned each day throughout the world as innocent looking and enticing foods find their way from the farm to the stomach. But why is this so?

Unseen by the naked eys, Salmonellosis bacteria sneak their way to the human stomach by contaminating raw meat, eggs, unpasteurized milk and cheese products. 

Found everywhere in the food chain and in the environment, salmonella-infected patients may experience mild or severe diarrhea, fever, and occasionally vomiting. Bloodstream infections can be quite serious, particularly in the very young or elderly.